Author Archives: Matthew Taylor

The Price of a Picasso

Last night was another glorious success for the art auction house Sotheby’s, …

John Crowe Ransom Was Wrong

D. G. Myers earlier this week defended the use of literary history as an …

The City Is a Home for the Children of Multiculturalism

Jason Peters at Front Porch Republic conceded Mark Signorelli’s right to be discontent …

Willa Cather’s Will Laid to Rest

This month Random House will publish a collection of Willa Cather’s letters, …

New Basquiat Murals: Warhol’s Touch Still Golden

Artinfo reported Wednesday that an old girlfriend of 1980s graffiti artist Jean-Michel …

Tilda Cows Come Home to MoMA

Eighteen years after sleeping in a box among jumbled artifacts of British …

Old Town Dies a Little Death

Alexandria decides it’d rather be a tourist destination than a neighborhood.

Et In Arkadia Ego

After Jordan Bloom tells the tale of the $5 million animatronic zoo …

Scholar Unearths 50 Unpublished Kipling Poems

50 previously unpublished poems by Rudyard Kipling will be included in a …

Time Stops at the National Gallery of Art

A woman with flaming red hair, sunken eyes, and a Cyclopean chin …

Potshots at the Princess?

The reaction to Mantel’s speech reveals a literary kingdom at war with patriotic tradition.

David Mamet’s ‘Race’ Comes to Washington

When the artistic director of the local Jewish theater, Theater J, spends …

High Art of the Bourgeoisie

Manet may have been avant-garde, but he was no iconoclast.